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things like this happen and of course it will take much longer, but let's get to it. we have michelle franzen on the scene, and clint van zandt profiler and msnbc analyst, and psychologist jeff grandier, and caroline mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a multiple shooting on a suburban commuter train, and we have the head of the national association of school safety and also we will go to my colleague michelle franzen. thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris. we are here in the knnewtown ar of connecticut miles from sandy hook, connecticut, where the tragic shooting took place today. right now, hundreds of resident s are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil to for those lives of young people who were shot today. they are holding a prayer vigil to comfort the families who were told that they had lost their loved ones in this town. it is a small new england town in area, and very rural area in the central part of connecticut here. the school certainly k-4 as we mentioned, we don't have identifycations tor age-- of th schoolchildre
michelle antoinette. has abused her power yet again. >> oh, the perks of being first lady michelle obama is a self-professed downton abbey fan. she could not bear waiting until january 6th for the new season to begin so she asked the british filmmakers for a copy now. she got it. >> stephen: oh, yes, cup cup, fetch me the downtons. now, meanwhile we commoners are left to fear what will become of downton as it lurches it into the roaring '20s, will lord grantham accept labbee cybil's child with branson. will they stay in prison forth murder of his ex-wife. will they accept a marriage proposal from a young corporal hitler? (laughter) so many questions! she knows the answers. but we don't. until the season premier on january 6th. well, tonight folks, i strike back at her highness. by presenting you, my nation, with something not even michelle has seen. part of the show vince gilligan has agreed to let me show you scenes from the upcoming season of breaking bad. (cheers and applause) as performed by the men of downton abbey. (laughter) james? (laughter) thomas? >> lord grantham is growing im
this do happen. of course take much longer. but let's get to it. we've got michelle franzen on the scene in newtown, connecticut, cliff van zandt, former fbi profiler and nbc oonlt. we've got psychologist jeff weiner and psychologist jeff gardere. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker, u.s. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a shooting on a suburban commuter train. larry johnson the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials. and jamd baldwin, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> reporter: well, hi, chris. we're here in the newtown area of connecticut just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the tragic shooting took place earlier today. at this hour hundreds of residents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil, holding a prayer for those who o'have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kindar garten and fourth g
about the victims are beginning to emerge. nbc's michelle franzen standing by in newtown, connecticut. michelle, the names have been released. i understand that all six of the adults who were killed were women and all of the children are between the ages of 6 and 7 years old. is that correct? >> reporter: yes, that is correct. most of them, we're told, in the first grade. and certainly, we are getting a little bit more details on some of the names, of course, and soon to be the faces of these teachers, as well as the students, whose lives were taken so violently, so abruptly that school morning, yesterday morning. as you mentioned, we heard the names that have come out, but we've also heard details about the shooting and many seasoned workers, the medical examiner, the officers, the first responders here, also needing to have, you know, assistance and have counseling during this time, to give you an idea of just what a situation unfolded in that elementary school. we also have been, throughout the community here today, and there is a big outpouring of emotion, as well as reaching out.
. >> thank you. >> good evening. my name is michelle long. thank you for allowing me to speak and i'm sorry for the late evening. i am a third generation native san franciscan. as a native, i have seen our great city go through many changes and i know how difficult it to be people to see change ms. their neighbors. i am here to support polka dot, to make sure that changes are good for our community as a whole. my son graduated from polka dot and was very prepared when he entered school. my son is fourth-generation san franciscan. while growing up in the city with a working mom i was brought to our next door neighbor's house for home daycare. it was a wonderful experience for me to be close to home, in my neighborhood and run by a caring person who had kids of her own. it was also affordable. i know this many concerns have been expressed by neighbors and i'm glad that people have the forum to express their concerns. they are a strictly neighborhood residential street. their current location is small and on a really narrow street. and parking even there was never an issue. the school and pare
this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce you to michelle. she used to work at a day care center and watch maryland of the children in the school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out what was happening today? >> earlier this afternoon i contacted a family that i have kept in touch with for many years and i asked if they were okay and he said they were home safe and sound but to pray for those who were so unfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids that attended your day care were victims in this rampage. >> all of them at this point are home safe and sound. >> it you must have been an enormous relief. >> it is, yes. >> have you had a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. they are very fortunate they are home and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. they are very, happy that their little ones are home. >> you work at this day care, called the little explorers day care. >> yes. >> are you closed? are you going to be able to work on monday? is anything changi
witnessing this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce to you michelle babco. she used to work at a daycare and watched many of the children that were in the elementary school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out about the shooting? >> earlier this afternoon, i contacted a family and asked if the girls were okay. they were home safe and sound, but to pray for the ones that were very fortunaunfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids who attended your daycare were victims of the rampage? >> all of them right now home safe and sound with their families. >> it must be an enormous relief? >> it was. to hear all of the kids i have kept in touch with all these years were home, yes. >> did you have a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. i said they are very fortunate, home, and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. and very, very happy that their little ones are home safe and sound. >> you work at the daycare, the little explorers daycare. >> yes. >> are you close
. we've got michelle franzen on the scene, clint van zandt, psychologist jeff gardeer. we have nbc white house correspondent chris tin welker. we've got larry johnson, the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials and james johnson, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague, michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris, we're here in the newtown area of connecticut, just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the shooting, tragic shooting, took place earlier today. at this hour, hundreds of rez dents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil. holding a prayer for those who have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kind eergarten and four grade where those student were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the families that they were told lost their loved ones in this town. it's a small new england town in this area. a very rural area in the central part of connecticut he
is something that for next year you would like to see us do? michelle, if you'd start us off. >> so i think that the major task for next year when we do this communications drill, which i hope we continue to do, and i think you mentioned this earlier, we assumed that all of the city's primary communications were online and operational. we used 800 megahertz push to talk radios here. we assumed that system was online and operational and i think next year it would be a really good exercise for us to pull that communications capability out of the picture and use military assets. i think we're going to have a lot of lessons learned out of that activity and it would be a good exercise for the city personnel to understand how they would operate using the military aid. >> i think one of the things that i wrote in my after action report it my boss was about training. we actually have an acu1,000 type capability in pendleton and that is a piece of equipment that bee don't train with routinely the expeditionary folks. i think there is an opportunity in training, it's great when marines get to se
a school shooting the recording told them not to come to the school. of course, everyone did. michelle miller met some of them today. >> we just ran to the fire station and we didn't really even know what we were finding at the fire station, if it was children, if it was adults telling us when we could get our children. >> reporter: melissa makris was among hundreds of parents desperate to find their children. >> we went in and you just saw lots and lots of kids and crying and parents and you just search for your child's teacher, for your child's face and i heard "mommy, mommy." and there he was sitting there waiting for us. >> reporter: makris's ten-year-old son phillip was in the school gym when the shooting began. >> my son says that those teachers gathered them in a corner and kept them safe. >> reporter: so the teachers are the heroes of today? >> absolutely. they did -- i was a teacher before i became a mom and you always wonder are you going to do what you need to do to protect your kids and those teachers did. phillip describes being pushed in a corner and they kept them safe t
that the long rifle, that bushmaster 223, that the long rifle was the primary weapon. my colleague, michelle franzen was just there at the news conference. she's standing by. michelle, i understand that you have a list of the deceased. that correct? >> we do, yes. >> craig. lieutenant vance with the state police just handed out the list of the identified victims. of course, 26 victims and we've got the names that we're going to go ahead and list at this time. in alphabetical order, we've got charlotte baken, and she was a female and a child. most of these, we're told, were in the first grade, that were killed that day. we've got daniel barden. he was a boy. we've got rachel devino. we've got olivia engle. josephine gay. we've got ana marquez green. dylan hochuli, and dawn hochsprung. matalin sue. katherine hubbard. chaste kowalski. jesse lewis. james matoli. grace mcdonnell. ann marie murphy. and it looks that she was one of the faculty or teachers in the building. another child, first grader, emily parker. jack pinto. noah pausener. carol previti. jessica ricos. lauren russo, who, again, is
managers waived the nee on a new location but couldn't approve a refund. the claim was dean nied. michelle wu, the hearing officer, dpw, gave me the option to finish out the year at dolores park or choose a new location. many of the prime locations have been occupied over the years, and the new regulation doesn't require you to pay a $10,000 fee. do you think the city has given me back the money? and to this day, i still don't have a comparable location. mistakes happen and that's why i wasn't seeking additional damages. i just wanted the money back that i paid. i realize each of you are extremely busy. i know you have to choose which issues to get involved in. remember which issues you also ignore speak volumes of your character. i can only hope these things from a leader that you feel this is important in maintaining high ethics, that you see the importance of taking action for small businesses and that the city government wouldn't defraud me either by accident or on purpose. i believe in our leadership and morals, i know most of the time it's a matter of speaking with the right peek. i
his message only healing. >> this weekend michelle and i are doing what every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. they need all of us right now because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we're there for them, that we're praying for them and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. >> in that weekly address the president also said we have to come together and take meaningful action regardless of the politics. we have heard this from our nation's leaders before. nancy cortis and the lack of gun control debate on capitol hill. >> adprosz the -- across from the white house is group of pro control gun demonstrators held a vigil. they called today's tragedy unspeakable but made no mention of the guns used to carry out the brutal act. gun control, an issue so hotly debated in the 1990s is
president obama fought back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in eamerica will do. hug our children tighter and tell them we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. families in connecticut cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. >> we will bring you all of president obama's comments later on in this hour ahead. soledad o'brien is on the scene with jay paul vance with the connecticut state police. soledad? >> reporter: joining him is george sinko. you spend a long time for the full day on the scene. you came back from being inside the scene. you will process the scene through sunday. what does that mean exactly? >> a lot of work goes into a criminal investigation like this. the priority like that is identifying the victims. we said 18 children in there and six adults. the shooter. we need to positive lie identify which is which. the medical examiner's office is with them now in that process. we are hopeful we can accomplish that by sometime in the early morning hours. >> do you mean to tell me the bo
president obama fought back tears. >> reporter: this evening, michelle and i will do what every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> we'll play you the complete statement that president obama made today, with the hope it may bring some peace to some people. as one mother said tonight, too many of our babies died. with us now, janet volmer who teaches kindergarten at sandy hook and was there today. thank you for talking to us under these awful circumstances. first of all, how are you doing? >> i'm okay. family is here, that helps. my sons came and my husband and the dog, so we're together. that's what it's all about. it was awful. >> you were in your classroom. >> i was in my classroom. >> you were in your classroom. what did you hear? >> well, you know, about 9:30, 9:40, we heard noises and the announcement system was still on, so it didn't go off, so yo
meaningful action to prevent tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening, michele and i will do will every. and i would do is hug our children a little bit tighter. we will tell them that we love them and remind them how deeply we love each other. there are families who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us a break now. the days to come, the community needs to us to be as our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as a president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, love one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. the love that they felt for the lost and doors not just in their memories also in hours. indoors. may god bless the memory of the victim's. indoo and door and he will the brokenhearted. and pined for warmth endour... there is a vigil outside of our white house tonight. hundreds of people wanted to express their grief and support for the families. tonight - there is a vigil outside the white house. this was the scene earlier. hundreds of people
tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do. hug our children tighter and tell them we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> we will bring you all of president obama's comments later on in this hour ahead. as one mother said too many of our babies diechltd with us on the phone from newtown is janet volmei volmer who teaches kindergarten there. how are you doing? >> i'm okay. my family is here, and that helps. my husband came and my dogs and sons. >> you were in your classroom. >> i was in my classroom. >> you were in your classroom. what did you hear? >> well, about 9:30, 9:40, we heard noises and the announcement system was still on. so it didn't go off. so you could hear what sounded like pops, gunshots. of course i'm not going to tell that to 5-year-olds. so i said we are going to a safe area and we read a story and kept them calm. did a lockdown drill. closed the doors, covered the windows and ke
for the nation but also as a father, an emotional president obama fought back tears. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: you saw it in the president's face, you heard it in his voice. i simply can't think of an event in recent memory that touched so many people, seemed to affect them so directly right in their hearts, right in their souls. for more information about how you can help those people directly affected here by the shooting in newtown, go to cnn.com/impactall. i want to go back to ali velshi just down the street here in newtown. ali? >> you know, john, you see those parents so emotionally distraught and so much of the community like that and elsewhere in the community, there's this feeling about how stunned everybody is. when you travel around this town as i did last night, john, as you saw
fantasy team. lou: michele obama saying that voter suppression was in full force. in so many states around the country. the first lady, however citing a specific, and it prompted judicial watch president to issue the following statement. this is obama's accusations about minority votes. it shows a dangerous disregard for the truth. we are aware of no evidence of voter suppression. by the way, we have not heard from the justice department one thing at all, mr. eric holder's history that we certainly would have if there had been any incidents of voter suppression. our next guest defenses state's top voter id law. saying that it is a paramount issue of importance that we protect the electoral process and ensure that voter fraud is eliminated. joining us now is alan wilson, attorney general of south carolina. great to have you with us. what is your reaction to what the first lady had to say? >> obviously, i disagree with the first lady. in every state i have looked back, more specifically georgette and indiana, one is a section five state and the other is not. when they have passed laws requir
marines and we were dispersed from all 3 different sites. >> good morning, everybody, my name is michelle geddis, i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management, i'm responsible for the project management ofrs and one of our major programs is the interoperatability program. so i was more than delighted to be part of this com exercise, i was able to be an evaluator at the ocean beach location and we have a lot of lessons learned to talk about. thanks. >> one of the challenges that we have in civilian and also you as military is that common operating picture. how do we make sure that all of our resources in the field, back in the command post, have the same operating picture and we can ensure that we have an unity of effort of everyone. and with the command and control exercise that we started with, this was one great opportunity for the military and the civilian groups to work together. so i'd like to hear from our c2 exercise participants how that went. colonel jolly, will you tell us about that? >> from our perspective we had the right people in the right place. as we
devo devoted the entire address and nation grieves for loss of loved ones. >> this weekend michelle and i are doing what parents rp doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. and there are families in connecticut who are not doing that today. while nothing could replace the lost after loved one, we can extend a hand in need to remind them that we're there for them. >> reporter: again, a pictures of the white house, flags were lowered to half staff at both the white house and capitol in honor of those who were killed. republicans in congress usually do a saturday address of their own, but not today. g.o.p. house speaker john boehner said there would be no republican address today show that president obama could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning and speaker boehner did say on a paper statement, the horror of this door seems unbearable, but we will lock arm because that's how americans rise against unspeakable event. let us come together in god's grace for the families of the victims that they may find some comfort and p
. regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those of us in need. to remind them we're there for them, that we're praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. >> we are learning chilling details of what happened when the gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. some of those details are coming from young survivors. children who were in that school during the rampage and who were able to escape. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: the account of a young boy said to be delivering an attendance report to the office at sandy hook elementary school when the shootings took place is surreal. >> i saw some of the bullets going p
as a father, an emotional president obama fought back tears. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: for more information about how you can help those affected, go to cnn.com/impact. so as the minutes tick by, the weight of the shooting tragedy got heavier and heavier. first, word of the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school, then the magnitude. reports 26 people killed, 20 of them children, ages 5 to 10 years old. news strong enough to knock the wind right out of you. and for many of us, it really, really did. that was likely the same case for police who were at the scene. there were grief counselors not just for the families, but also for the first responders. investigators despite the sadness of it all had to keep on doing their jobs. joining me right now is security analyst mike brook
in his weekly address, touching again on a personal note. here's part of it. >> this weekend michelle and i are doing what every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend the hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. >> reporter: now president obama had also said in his weekly address as a nation we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. john, that's something that really strikes me when i think of the tragedies that president obama personally has had to talk about, try to strike this tone of unity on, remember congresswoman gabby giffords. he went to arizona. aurora, colorado, he went to colorado to try to deliver a message of un
corner in chicago. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is to hug our children a little harder and we will remind them that we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love each other. but there are familys in connecticut that can't do that right now. and they need us right now. that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in our power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extepid a hand to those in need. >> the president also said quote, our hearts are broken  today. he offered officials in connecticut whatever resources they need to investigate the shootings and to care for the victim's families. >>> from washington, d.c. to connecticut, to san francisco people are gathering now to remember those who were killed in this school shooting. ktvu's anne rubin is in san francisco outside of city hall. >> reporter: this was a thought that began on facebook. organizers wanted a way to channel their grief. now they're hopi
of the politics. this evening, michelle and i will do what every parent will do. hugging our children a little bit tighter and we will tell them that we love them. we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. they need all of us, right now. an hour days to come, the community needs to be our best as americans. i will do everything in my power as president to help. while nothing can fill the space of a lost child, loved one. all of us can extend a hand to those in need. to provide the memory that we are there to provide the memory, what they have lost not just in their memories but also an hour's. in our memories, let us, bless the memories of the victim's in the words of scripture, and he will be broken hearted. and to bind up their wounds. >>pam: president obama also ordered all flags go half staff. and at the u.s. capitol the report earlier today from john boehner. >> the most recent his three guns at the time. there have been to have guns and also a assault rifle issue to the similar---1-. michael bloomberg issued a sti
address and says that the nation grieves for the families who lost loved ones. >> this weekends, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today and they need all of us right now because while nothing can take the place after lost child or a loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we're there for them. >> the flags were lowered to half staff, at both the white house and the capitol in honor of those who were killed. republicans in congress usually do a weekly address of their own on saturdays, but not today. g.o.p. house speaker john boehner said there would be no republican address so that president obama could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. speaker boehner did say in a paper statement, quote, the horror of this day seems so unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite in citizens for those how americans rise above unspeakable evil. let us kocome together in god's grace for the fam
as to what happened. >> even an emotional president obama had to fight back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter, and we will tell them that we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old dawn hochsprung the school's principal. former colleagues say she was known for her playful passion. just a month ago she dressed up as the sandy hook book fairy wearing a crown and a dress that lighted up to inspire first graders to read. numerous relatives of the gunman adam lanza including his brother ryan and father peter. police say the shooting spree began by shooting his mother if he family home and left with two we are learning three guns one of them a rifle. the new york times reports he fired with chilling accuracy leaving only one wounded survivor at the school. authorities believe he then shot himself to death. abc news learne
an emotional president obama had to fight back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parents in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter and we will tell them that we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old dawn hochsprung the school's principal. she was known for her playful passion just a month ago she dressed up as the sandy hook book fair rewearing -- fairy wearing a crown and a dress that lighted up inspiring first graders to read. the gunman adam lanza and his brother ryan and father. he began shooting his mother at his family home and left armed with two hand guns and a rifle. he fired with chilling accuracy leaving only one wounded survivor at the school. authorities believe he then shot himself to death. abc news learned both of his parents legally own a number of guns including a bushmaster rifle but it's not clear if any of their weapons were used in the crime. a
president obama had to fight back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do i know what every parent will do in america is hug our children a little tighter and tell them that we love them and remind each other how much we love one another. there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old, the school's principal. she was known for her playful passion and just a month ago she dressed up as a sandy hook book fairy wearing a crown to inspire first graders to read. >> we're learning about the brave teachers who desperately tried to protect young students from the gunman. police s.w.a.t. teams tried to find the shooter. a first great teacher was killed in the attack. she put herself between the shooter and children. "good morning america" george stephanopolous talked with her cousin who learned of her last acted. >> my cousin vicky, took the students and shielded the children in the closet trying to protect them in between the gunman and kids. yes, she is a hero. her life dream was to be a teacher. her instincts kicked in and p
. kids are gone. so our hearts are broken today. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do. which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come the community needs us to be at our best as americans ask i will do everything in my power as president to help. >> the president ordered flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of the victims. he said america has endured too many tragedies and says meaningful action needs to be taken to prevent incidents like it regardless of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary s
for sure he would take is this one. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. >> reporter: earlier tonight, the president was scheduled to spend time with the first lady and first daughters, we're presuming that hug took place. house speaker john boehner announced that he would forego the traditional weekly republican address so the president could speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. >> all right, jake, reporting in from the white house. >>> still ahead here on "world news," more from the tragedy of the elementary school. we asked the experts, the fbi profilers, about the men behind these gun assaults. and we'll tell you what they told us today. >>> today's tragedy comes on the heels of that other searing mass shooting 72 hours ago in the mall filled with holiday shoppers outside portland. this singular tragedy in newtown, joining the ranks of the other dark days -- columbine, tucson
more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i but part of it is also looking at other sources of the violence. frankly, in my hometown of chicago are not using ak-47s. we're going to have to come together to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> regardless of the politics, that is the crux from tucson to aurora to being reelected. congresswoman caroline mccarthy joins us. >>> the msnbc policy analyst ezra klein put together a long piece today tying together what he knows about ezra, of course is a policy guy. so he was looking at this through a policy lens. and the data it turns out, some of it is what you might suspect. but some of it really isn't. for example, we all know that there are a lot of mass killings in the united states. gun violence where multiple people are killed by the same assailant. this year alone before what happen today in connecticut, five people were killed in an atlanta suburb in february. a student shot up his high school cafeteria and killed three people later that same month. at that ch
tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do. which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind our children how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. and in the days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans. and i will do everything in my power as president to help, because while nothing can feel the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need. to remind them that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims. and heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. [ male announcer ] with a select terrain dial that ad
. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the words of scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. >> much like the president of the united states, americans are experiencing a wide range of emotions tonight. and it's difficult to process them. these are photos no one will be able to forget, the sight of crying children being led away from a scene of mass murder should shake the country to its core. and it has. the question must be asked, how many more scenes like this one are we going to see? as a nation we need to do something, and something has to be done. this tragedy stopped the country in its tracks and brought the president of the united states to tears. as a parent, as an american, as a human being it's hard not to have the same feelings tha
like this, regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is have our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut without can to the do that tonight. and they nee all of us right now. in the hard days to come that community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the word its of scripture, heal the broken hearted, and bind up their wounds. >> woodruff: ray suarez reports on how the day unfolded. >> suarez: the 9-1-1 call from the school came shortly after 9:30 this morning, and law enforcement officers, includin
action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is ha r hold our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come that community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memory-- memories but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the words of scripture, heal the broken hearted, and bind up their wounds. >> rose: flags at the white house and the capitol are flying at half-mast in recognition of one of the worst school shootings in americ
in a moment. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right af
has been torn away far too early. >> this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need. to remind them that we're there for them, that we're praying for them, and that the love they. for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. >> many of us, all of us, i think people in the united states, indeed around the world, trying to make sense out of this tragedy. the questions continue. how do you turn around and explain what has happened to your young children? we're going to have expert advice on that, our special coverage from here in connecticut continues right after this. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexu
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